In a 1997 article from Salon magazine, one abortionist is reported as saying:
What makes me angry is people who aren’t being careful about birth control, who don’t make an effort to get a birth control system in place for themselves and have had several abortions. But it’s usually those people who also make me think, “Oh great! They’re not having a child” — even though I think it’s an awful way to do your birth control. I firmly believe that I cannot use my own value judgments in deciding when it’s right for a person to make this decision or not, however. Ultimately it really is the woman’s decision and she is the person who has to carry all the consequences.
These comments from a practicing abortionist reveal a great deal. What is it about abortion that makes her angry at women who come in for repeat abortions? Pro-choicers have been arguing for years that abortion is just a simple operation, no more morally problematic than having one’s tonsils removed. But if abortion is so benign, why is it bad for women to have multiple abortions? If there’s nothing wrong with abortion, why shouldn’t a woman have two, or five, or ten? Why would abortion be “an awful way to do your birth control”?
The Obama Administration is giving more than $5 million to Planned Parenthood affiliates under the auspices of teen pregnancy prevention, Life Dynamics reports.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health administers the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, which purports to “focus on providing evidence of what works, investing in new and innovative approaches, and fostering a culture of learning.”
Increasingly, the escorts are making a determined effort to keep the women from hearing or receiving additional information about the ramifications of abortion. As women enter the facility, the escorts turn on music so women will not hear those who encourage them to consider alternatives. This seems an odd way to promote “choice.”
A website purporting to represent an anonymous graduate student threatening to abort her preborn child if she was not donated $1 million in 72 hours has proven to be a viral marketing hoax.
As Live Action News previously reported, the anonymous woman claimed to be protesting a new 72-hour waiting period in her home state. “If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I’ll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child,” the site read. “The pro-life movement cares very little about saving lives and far more about controlling women by minimizing their choices in a wide variety of ways not the least of which is readily available reproductive health care.”
However, the previous message and donation link have been removed from the page, replaced by the message, “The previous website was an augmented excerpt from the novel Strange Animals by Chad Kultgen,” along with links to buy the book from various online stores.
Every disabled child I have had the blessing to spend time with, including my brother Trig, has taught me more about joy and unconditional love than anyone else I have ever met.
This blogger and those opposed to pro-life bills like the one in Ohio need to spend more time with these “professors of love!” Maybe then they would begin to see that those they call “defective” in reality understand more about humanity and life than they ever will.
Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion-on-demand across the country, stemmed out of Texas. Now, the nation’s highest court is expected to take on a pro-life law in the Lone Star State, in what is being called the “biggest abortion case at the Supreme Court in nearly 25 years.”
At the heart of the case is Texas’ H.B. 2, signed into law by former Governor Rick Perry. The measure, which was expected to go into full effect on July 1, would have shuttered half of abortion clinics in the state. In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the law, with Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, Justice Thomas, and Justice Alito dissenting.
Over 25,000 pro-lifers gathered in Dublin this weekend for the All-Ireland Rally for Life, according to Life News, while Breitbart reports that pro-abortion counter-protestors attempted to crash the event with obscene chants and gestures.
Organized by Precious Life, Youth Defence, [sic] and the Life Institute, the rally is the country’s top annual pro-life event, akin to the United States’ March for Life. The Life Institute’s Niamh Uí Bhriain said, “and a lot of that focus will be on Election 2016 and on ensuring that politicians understand that the majority of people do not want abortion on demand legalised [sic] in Ireland.”
A member of the Kenyan Parliament is warning US President Barack Obama not to promote abortion during his impending trip to the country, Reuters reports.
“We are telling Mr[.] Obama when he comes to Kenya this month and he tries to bring the abortion agenda, the gay agenda, we shall tell him to shut up and go home,” MP Irungu Kangata declared to a group of protestors in Nairobi. Abortion is generally illegal in Kenya.
It’s clear that the abortion industry is based on a lot of lies and a complete disregard for unborn human life. One way that pro-lifers can make progress in the abortion discussion is by arguing against some of the premises and beliefs upon which the abortion industry is based.
One of the things I hear often is, “It’s a woman’s body; she can do whatever she wants.” This premise gets tossed around as if it were the bottom line when it comes to abortion. “Well, I don’t agree with her choice, but it’s her body.” But a little examination makes it clear that this premise doesn’t hold up. It’s faulty. It’s erroneous. It’s wrong. It should not be treated as an acceptable argument for allowing women to have abortions.
According to an overview of the report card, the overall national grade was a C, compared to last year’s C-. This improvement was attributed to a drop in teen pregnancy rates and the expansion of contraception coverage.